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i'll have a live report coming up. >> good evening, i'm jan jeffcoat. >> a virginia toddler lucky to be home and safe tonight after prince william county police say a man tried to abduct her. luckily, her big brother was right nearby and he wasn't having it. >> a grown man asking a three- year-old how her day is, that's not right. >> this all happened right outside the toddler's home in woodbridge. wusa9's stephanie ramirez talked to everyone involved. she got the latest from police headquarters. >> prince william county police arrested 26-year-old patrick rooney right away, but even before police got there, thankfully, someone stepped in. >> it started off as a normal labor day weekend with ariana and her family playing outside of their home. her older sister was watching, but all of a sudden, things turn for the worse. ariana's older sister -- >> the man came and i guess he didn't have no shoes on or
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anything. he looks rough, and he extended his hands to her and was trying to pick her up. >> three-year-old ariana. brewer says 26-year-old, patrick rooney told ariana to go with him and that's when her brother came out of nowhere and stepped in. he shoved rooney. only 14 years old. >> he came up and looked down at her and was like, hey, how you doing? and he picked her up and i grabbed her and i pushed him back. i was like, you have to go away. or we're going to have problems or we're going to fight. he turned around and he walked a little ways and said come here, little girl. i was like, no, you have to leave now. >> afterwards, neighbors say rooney tried to do the same to another little girl, a prince william county spokesperson said rooney does have alcohol related priors. nothing related to this, but officer jonathan undoubtedly agreed things could have been
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worse. >> it's troubling, you know, and it's a good point to remind parents to have that talk with their kids about strangers. >> you know you are a hero, right? >> actually, no, i'm not. i'm just doing what i had to do to protect my little brothers and sisters. if that would have happened to your little sister, you would be heartbroken. i don't want to lose no family members. >> thankfully everyone in that family is okay. for dozens of other children, they are not as fortunate. that's why we have the bring them home wusa9's missing child campaign. you can find all the missing children in your area. i'm stefny ramirez. >> best big brother ever. that suspecthas been charged with attempted abduction. >> glad to see her home. all right, no verdict today as the jury deliberates in the corruption trial of former virginia governor, bob mcdonnell and his wife, maureen. peggy fox is standing by live at the richmond courthouse. peg. >> reporter: after the first full day of deliberations, the
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jury has been sent home, told to come back tomorrow. now both bob mcdonnell and his wife are entering and leaving the court separately. here's what bob mcdonnell said a few moments ago. >> anything to say? >> no, i really don't. i appreciate all your courtesy and the way you handled this and just waiting with my family and that brings hope and that's all i have today. >> no one is surprised that the jury is still deliberating after 12 hours. what is unusual is that the jury has had no questions for the judge. what does that mean? does it benefit the prosecution? does it benefit the defense? no one really knows. >> new every morning and i wake up every day filled with hope. >> as he has for every day of this trial, bob mcdonnell spoke a few words. >> it's as good as it gets.
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>> how are you feeling today? >> his wife, maureen, as usual is silent. the magnitude of the coming decision is ever present on this second day of deliberations. >> governor, have you had some support from the supporters in the republican party? people that you have known for many years? >> republican and democrats. my democrat friends have been great. and i appreciate it. >> thank you governor. >> the mcdonnell's are accused of taking $177,000 in loans and gifts in exchange for lending him the prestige of the governor's office. >> no comment from mr. williams, please. back off, you all are beingridiculous. >> the jury is weighing the testimony versus the testimony of bob mcdonnell. maureen did not testify. a fact that the jury must not be discussed. counts 1 through 11 deal with public corruption and conspiracy. if the jury finds bob not guilty on those 11 counts, it must also find maureen not
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guilty, according to defense attorneys. count 12 charges bob mcdonnell with bank fraud and count 13 charges both with bank fraud. count 14 charges maureen mcdonnell for obstruction for returning the dresses to jonnie williams with a note. is. >> let me through. >> a note the businessman calls a fabrication. so what is bob mcdonnell and his wife doing to wait for the jury's verdict? well, mcdonnell says he is eating, praying, and hanging out with his kids. the jury is told to be back at 9:45 in the morning. reporting live in richmond, peggy fox, wusa9. >> thank you, peggy. we will bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down online and on air at >> u.s. intelligence officials have confirmed that video posted online showing the beheading of journalist, steven sotloff is real. it was done by isis, and tonight, both president obama and vice president biden are
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promising retribution. >> those who make the mistake of harming americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long and that justice will be served. >> we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. because hell is where they will reside. >> the u.s. military is already hitting isis targets in iraq and at a nato summit in europe, president obama is hoping to build a national coalition in syria as well. >> 100,000 residents in prince georges unty are waiting to be told their water is safe and they don't have to worry about boiling it anymore. that's because a water main break prompted concerns of possible contamination. the boil advisory has impacted businesses and school children. >> we had a 24-inch water main break on tuesday evening and as a result of that break, we lost a fair amount of water and significant pressure in an area of our system. when you lose pressure, there
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is a risk, a possibility for contamination. >> to see if you are in the boil water advisory area, you can go to our website at >> well, that seven-year-old whose story went viral after he was suspended from school for shaping a pop tart into something that looked like a gun is back in the news today. whether or not to cave into pressure and undue the suspension to second grader, josh welsh. a school lawyer said the gun incident was actually just the last straw after months of documented, threatening, and disruptive behavior. >> atf agents intensely setting fires? bruce leshan explains what it's all about coming up in a minute. no big storms, but pretty toasty today. here are the numbers. the high was 89. look at the low, only 77 was the low. averages are 84 and 67. records 98 and 48. we'll come back and talk about
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how long the heat lasts and yellow alerts over the weekend. we'll tell you which day. >> and then right after the break, we're going to hear from the american missionary now recovering from the deadly ebola virus.
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tonight for the first time, we're hearing from nancy writbol who contracted ebola. she talked about the plane ride back to the u.s. to receive
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treatment. >> as i was put on that airplane, i don't even know if i'm going to make it to the u.s. i don't even know if i'm going to see my husband again. >> and of course, she did make it along with fellow aid worker, dr. kent brantly and we're thankful for that. both underwent treatment with an experimental drug and recovered at a hospital in atlanta. a third aid worker has contracted ebola. he's from boston and treating pregnant women and those giving birth in the capital city of monrovia. the missionary group is trying to figure out how he got infected. for now, he is being treated at a hospital in liberia. a homeless man is being held for the murder of a man who was in the final legs of a bike trip from maryland all the way to miami. 28-year-old, kevin adorno was stabbed to death outside a mcdonald's. the police chief says the bike check was on the bucket list for the graphic designer from
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connecticut, but he was stabbed in the chest by this homeless guy. he told the cops he felt he was directing people by cell phone to attack him. crews now charged with first- degree murder and they found the engagement room that he planned to give his girlfriend after the trip. >> wow. opponents o a plan that would have put a shooting plan may be celebrating. at a zoning meeting last night, the family that applied for the facility off thirsten road withdrew its application. the storm of controversy in frederic county. proponents broke into applause as they admitted the shooting range was a d baidea and withdrawing its application for the facility. >> as we head into break, let's take a look at some of those gas prices that could be driving you crazy. in bowie, you can get a great deal at the mobile on crane highway. gas will set you back $3.29 a gallon. on the high end, $3.46 a gallon. to fill up at the safeway
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located at 12410 fairwood parkway. >> still ahead on wusa9 news at 6:00. >> the atf setting fires in alexandria in hopes of busting more arsonists. i'm bruce leshan. the story coming up. you're watching wusa9 news at 6:00. we're live from broadcast house right here in northwest d.c.
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the atf usually spends time solving arsons. federal agents were setting fires while prosecutors watched. bruce leshan explains why. >> they think everything is gone, it's not. >> it is all about busting crooks and sending them off to prison. >> a little bit of water in the right spot. >> the atf is training prosecutors on the fire science they can bring to bear in an arson case. >> everybody feel that heat? >> in a murder or a rape case, prosecutors often have a witness that they can call into court, but fires are usually set at night and there are often no witnesses at all. >> that heat, the fire is like
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a pump. >> which may be why arson is among the least prosecuted crimes in america. even though it is also among the most costly. the atf says it doesn't have to be that way. >> the fire is going to start back here in this room. >> every fire leaves clues. when someone drips gasoline along the carpet, the heat from those flames usually leaves a pattern along the floor. fire always seeks air. understanding that can guide you back to where it started. >> all the burning that is going to occur is going to occur over by this door. this is where the strongest patterns are going to be, even though the fire started back there. >> while evidence can burn, motives do not. insurance fraud, hate crimes, even just a fascination with flames. all lead back to the arsonist. >> takes a certain kind of training and expertise and experience and these cases are
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prosecutable. >> and seeing may mean more arsonists will feel the heat of justice. in alexandria, bruce leshan, wusa9. the only station with weather alert days, wusa9's first alert weather. >> well, top, we like it when it's quiet out there, my friend. >> instead of 95, it was 89 today. now we are slicing hairs, but that's cooler. apouf average, but better. we are looking at a quiet evening. tomorrow, see some showers and storms develop and fire up again on friday. let's start with a live look outside. it's our live michael and son weather cam. pretty nice. down to 86. relative humidity very comfortable. that's not bad and winds are calm at this point. okay. headlines, well, a bit cooler tonight. it will still be muggy in the downtown areas. i think we are going to see temperatures in the low 70s downtown. that's better than the low this morning at national. 77. seasonally hot the rest of the week. now we're looking at isolated
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afternoon storms tomorrow, particularly west of town. they will be more numerous toward i-81, but there could be some inside the beltway. yellow alert possible for friday. for thunderstorms, and right now we think we're looking at a better chance for thunderstorms on saturday. okay. here's our future cast. 6:00 in the morning, we have some 60s showing up, that's nice. 68 in gaithersburg. 69 in leesburg. 74 downtown. by 7:30, still some upper 60s in the suburbs. 74 downtown. these showers into southern maryland in the early morning hours, not see that. i can see showers developing in the afternoon, yes, and by 1:00, we do see some showers developing, even downtown in gaithersburg and leesburg, they are all light and nothing crazy heavy for us. and by 4:00, everything kind of sags back to the south and to the west. we end up in the mid to upper 80s. by 6:00, 87. downtown 84 in gaithersburg. all the showers again, charlottesville, and particularly along i-81 and points west. once again, that will be the
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concentration of the activity tomorrow. by 8:00, 83. still downtown and still in the low 80s in prident suburbs. that's toasty, actually. and holding on to one lonely shower. most of the the activity will be in the charlottesville area. tonight, partly cloudy, a little bit cooler. patchy fog late. low temperatures 66 to 72. don't think it's going to be widespread. don't think it's going to be a problem for tomorrow's commute. by morning, partly cloudy, very warm. grab your shades, 66 to 84. and then by afternoon, some isolated thunderstorms, particularly west of town. and high temperatures 86 to 90, which is above average. average high is 84 right now. so, we have mid 70s to start. and then 81 on the day planner at 11:00 and by 1:00, we are in the mid 80s with some clouds rolling in. so, some storms, mainly west on thursday. some storms on friday. we may have to make friday a yellow alert.
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make saturday a yellow alert right now. showers and storms, 89. in fact, some of these storms will not be confined to the afternoon. some could be in the morning on saturday. next seven days, but the good news is that at least it allows us to have a good sunday. that's good news for the nats and also for the rovens and we get into next week, we're looking at temperatures also in the low 80s. so a little bit nicer behind that front. yesterday, that front was moving through. today that front is moving through saturday. that's not set in stone, but it will be good good news for the ravens. >> rg3 trying to get people off his back. >> you know what, i mean, people are criticizing him now. he has a game to play this weekend, maybe he can quiet some of those. we'll see what he does. a big target when it comes to his performance. he has been hammered all year with criticism. but how he is he handling the
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breaking news right now. this is disturbing. a baby boy has been found dead at the naval air station in st. mary's county. authorities say this 15 month old child was found in the back of a vehicle this afternoon. ncis is looking into this and we'll have more information as soon as it becomes available. now, wusa9 game on sports with kristen berset. brought to you by xfinity. >> being a first-round draft pick comes with lots of high expectations and plenty of
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criticism. robert griffin iii has gotten plenty of that and it does appear to be letting up any time soon. but he's not backing down. dave owens has more from redskins park. >> the redskins offense continues to insist their preseason performance should not concern you. on wednesday, robert griffin -- especially when the topic of his sub par performance came up. >> i learned that not everybody is going to like you and that's the nature of the business. it's the nature of human beings. there are people in this room that don't like me. griffin's word selection was curious and makes you wonder. has the quarterback allowed outside criticism to get under his skin? >> he says some things that he shouldn't say. he is far enough along and he understands this business. >> the skins starting offense can quiet critics simply by producing on sunday. one wonders, how can they have confidence when they demonstrated no signs of consistent production? >> we don't have anything to prove to anybody else out
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there. all we have to do is gout o go out and be the team we need to be. >> how good can this redskins offense really be? the answer starts and ends with robert. and to this point, what he can be in this new offensive system remains a mystery. at redskins park, dave owens, wusa9 sports. >> thank you so ouch many, michael sam no longer without a job. after being cut by the rams, sam is now a member of the dallas cowboys practice squad. taken in the 7th round, sam is the first openly gay player to be draft by an nfl team. nationals going for their first road series win in los angeles. top of the 9th inning, nats down 2. after taking a couple days off, bryce harper scores, we are all tied up. and drives in danny espinosa. dodgers actually just tied the
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game up 3-3. bottom of the 9th, there were two outs to see if they can pull it off. >> it's that time of year again. high school football and here is your -- our first weekly poll of the season. four great games for you to choose from. check the code of the game you want to see to 25543. and we'll announce the winner tomorrow night. >> oh man. so the nats are looking like they may go into extra innings. >> they are up one, the dodgers tied it up. >> have they ended the inning? have they gotten out of the inning? >> yes. they are still going, jason worth apparently dropped add fly ball. it's still in the 9th inning. dodgers still could go up and win. >> some kind of walkoff. >> let's hope they go into extras and pull off a win. >> good grief, charlie brown. >> an earned run? >> an error. >> not good. >> that's all for 9news at 6:00. stay with wusa9. >> i'll be back at 7:00.
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and tonight as always, is always on. we'll
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>> schieffer: tonight, president obama on the isis threat. >> our objective is clear. >> but is it? >> pelley: nancy cordes tells us congress is demanding a clear strategy. did hackers help themselves to credit card numbers of do-it-yourselfers? elaine quijano has home depot's warning to customers. two men wrongly convicted of rape and murder are free after three decades in prison.


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